News Releases

Apr

10

2020

April 10, 2020

The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) today approved a $450 million emergency loan program to assist financially distressed hospitals as they work to address the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).   [Read More]

Apr

07

2020

April 07, 2020

The Senate approved emergency measures today to help local governments respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).   [Read More]

Mar

25

2020

March 25, 2020

The Senate convened remotely today to pass several bills to keep Pennsylvania moving forward during the COVID-19 coronavirus public health emergency, according to Senate Republican leaders.   They said the first-ever remote gathering of the Senate was necessary to pass timely legislation related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.    [Read More]

Mar

25

2020

March 25, 2020

(HARRISBURG) – Small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency can apply now for low-interest state loans, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). Scarnati explained that $61 million was made available for small businesses through the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program.  This program will feature a low interest rate, no application fees, and payments […]   [Read More]

Mar

19

2020

March 19, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34), Senate Majority Whip John Gordner (R-27) and Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne (R-16) today issued the following response to the Governor’s order that “non-life-sustaining” employers in Pennsylvania close their physical locations:   [Read More]

Mar

18

2020

March 18, 2020

Today the Senate took an important step to continue its operations safely by passing a resolution allowing members to vote remotely, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).   [Read More]

Mar

18

2020

March 18, 2020

Today the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) took the first step in providing relief to Pennsylvania small businesses impacted by COVID-19 by authorizing the transfer of $40 million to the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA), announced Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).    [Read More]

Mar

17

2020

March 17, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) have issued the following statement regarding session taking place on Wednesday, March 18, 2020: The Senate will convene for session on Wednesday, March 18, at 1:00 p.m.    [Read More]

Mar

16

2020

March 16, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) have issued the following statement regarding the session schedule: “The Senate will not convene for session on Tuesday, March 17, but remains on a 12-hour-call.  As the situation with COVID-19 continues to change, we remain committed to working together to do what is in the best interest of all Pennsylvanians.”   [Read More]

Mar

14

2020

March 14, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) have issued the following statement regarding next week’s session schedule:   [Read More]

Mar

13

2020

March 13, 2020

In order to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and protect the health and safety of local residents and office staff, Senator Scarnati (R-25), announced today that his Brockway, Wellsboro and Harrisburg Offices will be temporarily closed for meetings, effective Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice.   [Read More]

Mar

12

2020

March 12, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (D-43) have issued the following statement regarding COVID-19:   [Read More]